North Korean Missile Launch Prompts Criticism – Especially from Powers Armed to the Teeth with Nukes

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency session on Monday following the test launch of a strategic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a.k.a. North Korea. The missile test prompted international outcries, ironically, especially from the governments of permanent UN Security Council More...

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Five reasons why the North Dakota pipeline fight will continue in 2017

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